ROYAL HUNT will release their new studio album – “Dystopia” – on December 16th via King Records (Japan/SE Asia) and on December 18th via NorthPoint Productions (Europe/N & S America). A concept album offering a considerable expansion of the band´s trademark sound and featuring performances by guest vocalists: Mats Leven (Candlemass, TSO, Skyblood), Mark Boals (Y.J. Malmsteen, Ring of Fire), Henrik Brockmann (Royal Hunt, Evil Masquerade, N´Tribe), Kenny Lubcke (Narita, Zoser Mez) and Alexandra Andersen (Royal Hunt, JSP).
“Dystopia” will be released in following formats: regular CD (jewel case), various Deluxe editions / bundles and a gatefold, heavy vinyl LP.
Pre-ordering campaign has started at: royalhunt.com
ROYAL HUNT keep intriguing fans with their adventurous endeavors and the band´s 15th studio album is no exception: a monumental concept opus featuring symphonic, progressive yet hard hitting compositions full of impeccable performances, wrapped tightly into immediately accessible format and a lush, contemporary production.
The addition of some extraordinary guest singers and their outstanding performances combined with vastly extended orchestrations creates a truly conceptual, cinematic feel throughout each and every track.
INCEPTION ℉451 – BURN – THE ART OF DYING – I USED TO WALK ALONE – THE EYE OF OBLIVION – HOUND OF THE DAMNED – THE MISSING PAGE (Intermission I) – BLACK BUTTERFLIES – SNAKE EYES – MIDWAY (Intermission II)
A special Edition of “Clown In The Mirror” LP remastered for vinyl will be released in the end of November 2020 by Night Of The Vinyl Dead (Italy).
Bone colored vinyl with brown splatters featuring separate lyrics sheet and die cut cover with screen printed clown on a mirror paper.
The signed LP is now available for pre-order at royalhunt.com.
The band stated: “As everybody´s staying home with a very limited access to any kind of sport activities, we decided to poke a little fun on this whole situation by ordering some personalized team t-shirts… you know, the ones with your name on the back.
The original idea was to make one for each member of the band, but why – as our team reasonably asked – why not include some of our fans to the list?
Sure thing: follow the link below and become a member of our “can´t-get-out-of-the-house-but-at-least-I-got-a-smart-sporty-tshirt” team. Cheers!”
While ROYAL HUNT have isolated themselves in a studio working on the new CONCEPT album – their ENTIRE CATALOGUE has been released on digital download and streaming services like iTunes, Spotify, Amazon music, etc. More information and direct links can be found at royalhunt.com/discography
“…go ahead, have fun during the quarantine (and beyond) – listen and share with friends… Stay safe \m/” – say bandmembers on their Facebook page.
ROYAL HUNT is in a process of recording a new concept album, scheduled for release in 2020 (Japan / SE Asia – KING Records, rest of the world – TBA). As usual, most of the production activities were moved into NorthPoint Studio while mix/mastering facilities will be appointed later. The band hints monumental conceptual offering, which supposed to expand their familiar yet constantly evolving soundscape into previously uncharted territories. With their 15th studio release, ROYAL HUNT’s dead-set to deliver a masterpiece, which should once again rise the bar for modern progressive hard rock genre.
André Andersen: “The next Royal Hunt album is in the works and – while most of it is still in a state of a “sort-of-controlled- chaos” – I´d say it´s probably our biggest production to date… the amount of tracks is simply staggering. Yes, it´s a concept album and yes, there´re some special guests on it and yes – already on this demo stage – this thing sounds huge (even by our standards). So fear not: we´re still around and we´re rocking just as hard – if not harder – as we usually do.”
We are proud and excited to announce a worldwide release of the re-mastered version of Royal Hunt´s debut album – Land of Broken Hearts (Special Edition) which includes an extended booklet with rare pictures, “the making of” – story written by André Andersen, 4 bonus tracks and one previously unreleased song (recently restored/re-recorded).
Tracklisting: Running Wild – Easy Rider – Flight – Age Gone Wild – Martial Arts (Instrumental) – One by One – Heart of the City – Land of Broken Hearts – Freeway Jam (Instrumental) – Kingdom Dark – Stranded – Day in Day Out – Land of Broken Hearts (Acoustic Version) – Age Gone Wild (Acoustic Version) – Bad Luck – What Goes Around Comes Around
We are proud and excited to announce a worldwide release of ROYAL HUNT´s new studio album – “Cast in Stone” – on February 21st, 2018. Tracklisting: 1.FISTFUL OF MISERY 2.THE LAST SOUL ALIVE 3.SACRIFICE 4.THE WISHING WELL 5.CAST IN STONE 6.A MILLION WAYS TO DIE 7.REST IN PEACE 8.SAVE ME II.
Following the tradition after two successful DVD releases – “1996” and “2006” – it´s time for a third one: “2016”. Recorded with 9 HD cameras and top-notch audio equipment in Moscow´s “Izvestiya Hall” during the band´s last year´s world tour the video shows “all-fab-things-Royal”: high energy show in front of the enthusiastic crowd, excellent set list, the band in top form and a stunning stage production… add a stellar audio and this package, celebrating Royal Hunt´s 25th Anniversary, is any hard rock fan´s delight.
In celebration of the date a very special edition of “2016” is being offered – Deluxe Limited Edition MEDIABOOK – a 28-page book including 2 CDs and 1 DVD (or Blu-Ray Disc) + 1 extra DVD with video updates and more + extras.
Pre-order your copy of MEDIABOOK and get Your Access to video updates, discussion and shopping for individual items.
Check out the royalhunt.com/anniversary-25, watch the Video Trailer and get ready!
Signature theme of Masahiro Chono is Martial Arts by André Andersen. Martial Arts has become an Official Soundtrack for the Halloween Horror Nights by Universal Studios Japan featuring Masahiro Chono.